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Julie and Nate: The Wedding
Julie and Nate: The Wedding

Julie and Nate were married in Grand Lake, CO in May of 2015.  It was truly beautiful.  It was also nearly two years ago.  But time and children have intervened and I’ve lapsed in posting until now.  I do remember one thing quite clearly from the wedding.  Julie’s dad gave a wonderful speech about his […]

Julie and Nate: The Engagement Session
Julie and Nate: The Engagement Session

I met Julie and Nate for the first time squeezed between trips to visit hospital interviews for their residencies.  They were full of energy despite having barely been home in recent memory.  And they talked to me about their dreams of their life.  About their love of the caring for others.  About their love of […]

Quinn Family
Quinn Family

I had the pleasure of photographing Ms. Amy, one of my daughter’s preschool teachers, and those nearest and dearest to her on the property she shares with her partner.  Ms. Amy is amazing, wonderful, patient, extremely compassionate, and seems to posses infinite patience.  I loved meeting the whole family, the animals, and experiencing the place […]

Shannon and Chris: The Wedding
Shannon and Chris: The Wedding

Shannon and Chris were married at the historic Fleming Mansion in Denver on a beautiful and hot August day.  The day was very laid-back and full of time with family and friends.  And included one dressed-up dog ring bearer who did a very good job. Congratulations!  

Shannon and Chris: The Engagement Session
Shannon and Chris: The Engagement Session

Shannon and Chris met in a record store in Cambridge, MA one very lucky day.  Chris was just in town helping one of his brothers get settled from a move so the likelihood of these two ever meeting was pretty small.  But it did and they kept in contact, eventually got the chance to live […]

Ori and Katie: The Wedding
Ori and Katie: The Wedding

Katie and Ori were married at the Crag’s Lodge in Estes Park on a beautiful and warm day.  The wedding was a true celebration of the family and community of the two.  There were babies, elders, and generations in between here to bear witness and support this new part of the family story.  It seemed […]

Ori and Katie: The Engagement Session
Ori and Katie: The Engagement Session

I met Ori, Katie, and Ori’s son at their home in Boulder early one weekend morning for a wander and some photos. Katie has an air of playfulness about her that’s simply wonderful and puts everyone at ease.  Ori is completely smitten with her and you can see it in the way he looks at […]

Cynthia and John: Wedding Preview
Cynthia and John: Wedding Preview

Congratulations to newlyweds Cynthia and John who only had to stand at the altar for a few awkward moments waiting for the right song to play before their celebratory walk down the aisle as a married couple. “Take us out Phyllis”

Sarah and Dave: The Wedding
Sarah and Dave: The Wedding

Sarah and Dave had a wonderfully personal and intimate wedding that expressed who they were as a couple perfectly.  Dave proposed to Sarah at a bench in the Botanic Gardens so the location just felt right.  Initially they were to marry in June in a large ceremony at a very well known Boulder landmark that […]

Michael and Katie: The Wedding
Michael and Katie: The Wedding

Michael and Katie were married on a Spring day just as the buds were appearing on the trees and the crab apple blossoms exploding.  The day before their wedding it has snowed.  But the warmth of Michael’s relationship was undaunted by the late Spring chill and the wedding was truly a celebration of their relationship […]

Malarie and Eric: The Engagement Session
Malarie and Eric: The Engagement Session

Malarie and Eric are in love.  In beautiful love that involves small gestures to say “I love you” every few minutes.  Kisses, hand holding, cuddles that seem to indicate they both have found their home with each other. We met up for an evening of fun, games, and public displays of affection at the Boulder […]

Michael and Katie: Wedding Preview
Michael and Katie: Wedding Preview

The touch that says I love you.  The look the says I love you always.  The moment fleeting but the sentiment always present. Congratulations Michael and Katie!

Sarah and Dave: The Engagement Session
Sarah and Dave: The Engagement Session

Sarah is immensely sweet, sensitive, and a yellow class Wellesley alum (which I am too, just four years apart).  Dave is charmingly geeky, quiet, and extremely in love with Sarah.  And together they work beautifully. I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know these two as the seasons here have changed from chilly to very […]

Mariam and Mike: The Wedding
Mariam and Mike: The Wedding

This was the third wedding for Mariam and Mike.  The first, a drive-through Vegas wedding.  The second, a traditional Muslim ceremony with Mariam’s family.  The third, this one, a true Seattle wedding with all their family and friends. It was filled with magical moments dancing on the beach.  With family dancing in circles waving handkerchiefs. […]

Elizabeth and Evan: The Wedding
Elizabeth and Evan: The Wedding

The last wedding I photographed was three weeks before my daughter, River, was born.  Seven months later I had a smiling wrigly baby.  Leading up to this wedding I knew it would be tough to be away from River but I knew once I was in the middle of photographing a wedding again I would […]

Kate, Jeffrey, and Pups
Kate, Jeffrey, and Pups

Recently before the arctic air decided to park over Colorado I had the pleasure of photographing Kate, Jeffrey, and their two adoring pups.  Jeffrey’s pocket was perpetually full of treats during the session and the dogs thought taking photos was the best thing ever because it meant treat after treat. Happy Holidays to the four […]

Elizabeth and Evan: The Engagement Session
Elizabeth and Evan: The Engagement Session

For some couples it’s love at first sight.  For others it takes getting to know each other.  According to Elizabeth when she first met Evan in grad school she didn’t like him.  Obviously that opinion changed.  A lot. Today they live together in their own paradise complete with their growing menagerie of animals.  Gracie the […]

Ajana and Bakari: The Wedding
Ajana and Bakari: The Wedding

This was a rare wedding where I had not met the couple before the wedding day.  Normally we do an engagement session or at the very least have a beer (or they have a beer and I stare longingly at it) but that didn’t happen for this wedding.  Because of this I was extra nervous. […]

Mary and Sean: The Wedding
Mary and Sean: The Wedding

As I waited with Mary as her sister and close friend fixed her dress and generally fussed over her, she was impatient.  Not in an anxious way.  No, simply in a I’m about to get married and the moment can’t come fast enough, way.  As we started to hear the sound of her mom’s flute […]

Kelly and Joe: The Wedding
Kelly and Joe: The Wedding

Sometimes a wedding just feels right.  It has just the right amount of love, beauty, and ease. And the right amount of things going off-plan. That was Kelly and Joe’s wedding. It was perfect in that it was imperfect.  The dead squirrel that had been in the bridal cabin the day before was removed prior […]

Angie and Caleb: The Engagement Session
Angie and Caleb: The Engagement Session

Congratulations to Angie and Caleb who are getting married this weekend!  We can’t wait to celebrate with you at the wedding.

Mary and Sean: Wedding Teaser (and Photobooth)
Mary and Sean: Wedding Teaser (and Photobooth)

A post-ceremony kiss and grab. Congratulations, Mary and Sean! See the Photobooth fun here.

Melanie and Jason: The Engagement Session
Melanie and Jason: The Engagement Session

Melanie and Jason have an energy that’s endless.  Melanie took Jason on a Jam Cruise recently to make sure he’d be okay on a boat (and conveniently without sleep and with abundant partying).  Just hearing about it made me tired but they came away from it with matching t-shirts, a wonderful experience, and a honeymoon […]

Two Lovebirds Getting Married
Two Lovebirds Getting Married

We’re off to Breckenridge this weekend to photograph the wedding of these two lovely people. Congratulations, Kelly and Joe!